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Limb Cabling and Bracing
Steel and Synthetic Cabling
Cabling involves installing steel or synthetic cables between major limbs to reduce the strain and help support the tree. Cabling also helps reduce stress damage from high winds and excess ice or snow weight. Above & Beyond installs both static systems (steel) and dynamic systems (synthetic) as both systems have advantages for different situations.
Weak and Split Crotches
For large, weak, or split crotches, bracing is used to give direct support and reduce twisting strain on the tree. A metal rod/rods is inserted through the crotch and one or more cables are placed above it to give stability to the crotch and the best support to the branch.